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London Calling - Grass May Be For Cows But Nico Will Play Wimbledon!

NicoFan
06-04-2005, 08:59 PM
Nico will definitely play Wimbledon.

:banana:

He is going to get some tests done on his ankle (if he hasn't already yesterday when he returned home to Chile), and then head to Buenos Aires to practice on the grass for two weeks.

Fergie
06-05-2005, 01:54 AM
Vamos Nico, you need to win some matchs here ;)

*Ljubica*
06-05-2005, 01:22 PM
I am very much hoping that Nico may play in the Stoke Park exhibition event in England just before Wimbledon - like he did last year. If he is serious about Wimbledon he needs some grass court practice here in England, where the temperatures, air quality, atmosphere, type of grass etc will be very different from the courts in Chile. He isn't on the schedule, but Stoke Park is my local club and I know they're desparately looking for another player now that Mardy Fish has dropped out through injury. David is playing here (would he DARE miss an event in my local club :eek: ), and also Marat, Andy Roddick, Greg Rusedski and Joachim Johansson so it's a good field. I'll keep you posted if I here anything.

NicoFan
06-05-2005, 01:37 PM
Thanks Rosie - definitely let us know.

Although from what he has said, it sounds as if he's going to go to Buenos Aires for these next two weeks and practice on grass with the guys there who are skipping the pre-Wimbledon tournaments.

But you never know.

NicoFan
06-05-2005, 01:38 PM
I'm speculating here, but if Nico spent the day with Larri, and didn't make an immediate decision, maybe it meant that he didn't feel really comfortable?

Anyway - I think that its good that he's taking his time making a decision.

From latercera.cl:

The Brazilian coach Larri Passos, affirmed today that maintains the interest by being the new coach of Nicolas Massú, but to these moments the negotiations continue stagnant.

"There is a lot of noise and few nuts and I know that the mother of Nicolas wanted to speak with me in depth. And Nico spent a day by my side and greeted me, but do not there was more", declared the former coach of Kuerten in Paris.

The Brazilian took advantage of the occasion to indicate that "search to a young tennis player and with enthusiasm", profiles that characterize al viñamarino, not ruling out al young British Andrew Murray who would also be seeking the services of Passos.

Massú in the meantime, to his arrival to Santiago in the day of yesterday he declared that he is in a situation where he has to think a lot. "I have to take a good election to last a good weather with whom me decide" specified.

*Ljubica*
06-05-2005, 01:55 PM
Yes I agree that it is good to take your time over a decision as important as this. Many people think a coach is just someone who travels with you to book the practice courts etc - but in reality they are much more than that. A good coach is more of a Father figure/best friend/mentor all rolled into one - certainly more than just a business associate. They share your good times and your bad times , and are probably with the player on Tour more than his family or his partner - so having a good relationship is very important. The dynamics between player and coach are very delicate, not to be under-estimated and extremely important to the players' happiness and success. If Nico is not sure - he should step back, take his time, - and wait until he is sure.

NicoFan
06-05-2005, 02:02 PM
Yes I agree that it is good to take your time over a decision as important as this. Many people think a coach is just someone who travels with you to book the practice courts etc - but in reality they are much more than that. A good coach is more of a Father figure/best friend/mentor all rolled into one - certainly more than just a business associate. They share your good times and your bad times , and are probably with the player on Tour more than his family or his partner - so having a good relationship is very important. The dynamics between player and coach are very delicate, not to be under-estimated and extremely important to the players' happiness and success. If Nico is not sure - he should step back, take his time, - and wait until he is sure.

Definitely...great points.

And for Nico, I think the father figure is important.

Although as I type that, I think Nico has matured a lot this past year. His dad said recently that Nico used to come to him for advice...and now he's making decisions on his own.

I kind of feel like a proud mom...my boy is growing up....lol! :)

NicoFan
06-05-2005, 03:39 PM
Okay feeling sad cuz Rafa is losing and nervous so had to do something else.

Found this in lun. Wish I knew who the other 3 possibilities were.

Manuel Massu, the father of the tennis player Nicolas Massú clarified yesterday that the option that the Brazilian one Larry Passos direct coaching his son “only is one of four possibilities that we are studying”. Dad Massú explained that “never we had in mind to Passos and only he arose in our options when he showed interest in working with Nicolas. Nevertheless, only it is an option and we have not spoken. Was Passos who approached my wife for, al to seem, tantear the land”.

*Ljubica*
06-05-2005, 03:44 PM
Sorry Nico - but I'm feeling happy because Mariano is winning :) though I'm not sure he can keep this level up. And I know what you mean about being a "proud Mom" to Nico - I feel a bit the same with David :) And thinking more on the coaching thing - I know that when David's Father died last year, it was Eduardo (David's coach) that helped him through everything and has became a very important figure in his life both professionally and personally, so I guess a lot of my points if reference come from that.

Ah well - back to the TV - Vamos Mariano - sorry!!

*Ljubica*
06-05-2005, 06:35 PM
Well Markus is definately a good coach - but my understanding of his situation was that he didn't want to take on full-time coaching responsibilities again for a while since becoming a Father at the end of last year. Still - I guess a guy can change his mind!!!!

*Ljubica*
06-05-2005, 08:02 PM
Yes I had read that too. He wants to stay close to home. And he is a very good coach but I think Nico can be hard headed and frustrating to work with at times. Just from stuff I have read in the media. But then again can you always trust the media to write the whole story? Most likely not ;) Just hope he finds the right person this time for this stage of his career and life.

From my experience ALL professional players can be a bit like that at times!!!!! They have to be very focused (and perhaps somewhat selfish ;) ) to achieve anything in such a hard business. I couldn't coach any of them - I would want to strangle them within 2 hours!!!!!!! And remember Markus has worked with David and Coria - he must be a very patient man!!!!!!

*Ljubica*
06-05-2005, 09:10 PM
Very true! And I would expect the frustration level can be intense sometimes! You have to be a perfectionist if you want to rise to the top of any sport. What I found upsetting though is the media in Chile writing about this as if it was something strange from him. How could they have forgotten Rios so soon ;) Anyway coaches are saints in my book :angel:

And in mine :angel: Well - maybe apart from Brad Gilbert.............but there always has to be an exception to prove the rule!

NicoFan
06-05-2005, 10:59 PM
Coaches have to put up with a lot. I think most of the players are rough to deal with - they have so much pressure on them to win, so many expectations from family, friends, country, media, and then of course, all the money involved.

The Chilean press does annoy me - I think they're hard on Nico. But compared to NY sports writers, they are tame so it could be worse.

Just hope he can find a coach who is patient and a father figure and friend...tall order but I know there is someone out there that can help Nico with both the technical aspects of the game but also with the mental aspect.

Fergie
06-06-2005, 01:22 AM
Just hope he can find a coach who is patient and a father figure and friend...tall order but I know there is someone out there that can help Nico with both the technical aspects of the game but also with the mental aspect.
I hope the same but seems like the coachs lose the patience rapidly with Nico :rolleyes:

NicoFan
06-06-2005, 02:53 AM
I hope the same but seems like the coachs lose the patience rapidly with Nico :rolleyes:

Oh Fergie, you're hard on our boy too...lol! :eek:

He's an :angel: Yeah right... ;)

I know he's difficult, but tough...coaches are just going to have to deal with it... :devil:

Fergie
06-06-2005, 04:25 AM
I was watching Nico in tv tonight and he said that he is talking with 2 possible coaches: Larry Passos and Gaby Markus :eek:

I like Gaby and I really hope that they can work together again ;)

And Nico isn't an angel ... But he is a very nice guy :angel:

NicoFan
06-06-2005, 07:04 PM
I was watching Nico in tv tonight and he said that he is talking with 2 possible coaches: Larry Passos and Gaby Markus :eek:

I like Gaby and I really hope that they can work together again ;)

And Nico isn't an angel ... But he is a very nice guy :angel:

I like Gaby too - like Cobalt said though, didn't think Gaby would work with Nico again. But hope he does want to, because he was the best coach Nico ever had.

And Nico is a very nice guy....very. Good heart. (And cute!...lol!) :cool:

+alonso
06-07-2005, 05:02 AM
i saw nico too :lol:
I laughed so much :haha:
he had an affair with salma hayet :lol: :haha: no no .... he said that he'll come back in wimby :confused: but he is fine :D family support him a lot :p

Bye guys :D

+alonso
06-07-2005, 05:05 AM
Well fergie said the last part :p

thanks ^^

NicoFan
06-07-2005, 01:14 PM
I want to live in Chile...not fair, I never get to see him... :sad:

And yeay for him for having a fling with Salma! Wished he had stayed with her - she's beautiful, nice, and smart!

+alonso
06-08-2005, 02:44 AM
:D sorry for didnt aswer before..... i was in the school :p and doing stuff :D
Maybe i exaggerated :lol:
Look :lol: he said that salma called him and his mom answered :lol: and he got salma's number but he was laughing so nobody knows if nico do something .. remember :p he is a latin lover :haha: :D

Noo ..sue my family don't want another dog and neither do i
i'm fine ... better but it hurts :sad: and school is fine too :D
what about you :p ?
bye

NicoFan
06-08-2005, 03:23 AM
he is a latin lover :haha: :D

Noo ..sue my family don't want another dog and neither do i
i'm fine ... better but it hurts :sad:

He is a latin lover...part of his charm...lol! :p

Glad you're doing better Alonso!

NicoFan
06-08-2005, 08:17 PM
Its boring without Nico playing... :yawn:

There he is in Chile having a great time, then going to party in Buenos Aires, and we're suffering without him... ;)

Is it Wimbledon yet??? :p

Sparko1030
06-08-2005, 09:54 PM
Its boring without Nico playing... :yawn:

There he is in Chile having a great time, then going to party in Buenos Aires, and we're suffering without him... ;)

Is it Wimbledon yet??? :p

:lol:

You are so right Nicofan! Has he no consideration for his fans?! :D

NicoFan
06-09-2005, 03:09 AM
Has he no consideration for his fans?! :D

Absolutely none...

;)

He should play 365 days a year. :angel:

Fergie
06-09-2005, 04:41 AM
He should play 365 days a year. :angel:
And win all his matchs! ;)

*Ljubica*
06-09-2005, 11:48 AM
LOL - you people are so cruel! Give the boy a break!!!

NicoFan
06-09-2005, 01:05 PM
LOL - you people are so cruel! Give the boy a break!!!

:lol: We're just teasing him...of course, he deserves this break...we just miss him... :hug:

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 12:41 AM
BTW Rosie - love your signature - I am a clay snob and proud of it!

I want that in my signature...lol!

+alonso
06-10-2005, 01:59 AM
:lol:
you're right guys ! Nico should win all his matchs in the year :lol:

Vamos Vamos :D

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 11:44 AM
BTW Rosie - love your signature - I am a clay snob and proud of it!

I want that in my signature...lol!

You are welcome to use the "clay snob" thing Nico -it isn't original to me!!!

It was originally coined as an insult to me and other clay court fans by the ghastly tangerine_dream over on GM. I have her on IGNORE because she spends so much of her time insulting me and I haven't got time for that sort of stuff, but someone told me about it, and I thought it would be fun to turn it around on her and use it in my Sig ;) Perthaps we ought to start a Clay Snobs" club!

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 01:05 PM
You are welcome to use the "clay snob" thing Nico -it isn't original to me!!!

It was originally coined as an insult to me and other clay court fans by the ghastly tangerine_dream over on GM. I have her on IGNORE because she spends so much of her time insulting me and I haven't got time for that sort of stuff, but someone told me about it, and I thought it would be fun to turn it around on her and use it in my Sig ;) Perthaps we ought to start a Clay Snobs" club!

I love the ignore feature - though I haven't had to use it yet here, I used it on a political board I used to belong to...lol! Don't know why she'd insult you - I've read a lot of your posts, and you know a lot about the game and are always polite.

And we should start a Clay Snobs Club! To the only surface that matters... ;)

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 01:07 PM
Update on Nico's coaching situation and his plans for Wimbledon. IMO I would prefer Gaby over Larri.

And Fergie and Alonso - there isn't anything in here about Nico going to Buenos Aires - I thought that was his plan. Have you heard anything on TV?

From latercera.cl:

The great problem that has Gabriel Markus to work again with Nicolas Massú is that at present maintains a commitment for assess technically to American Vincent Spadea over the coming weeks. Therefore, when him it is consulted on the options to guide technically by a second period al viñamarino, responds with caution.


"Look, not yet we have spoken a lot of the theme. I am in Buenos Aires and 'Nico' in Santiago and therefore I can tell you that not to have swum concrete", he commented


Massú commented that the two main options to supply the vacant position that left Patricio Rodriguez are Markus and the Brazilian Larry Passos.


The viñamarino and Markus already they worked together between ends of 2002 and June of 2004. Though publically the two did not they finish enemistados, yes was clear that the Argentine did not feel neither I please neither comfortable working with the double Olympic champion. In spite of the previous thing, the former coach of Guillermo Coria believes in the option to return with the Chilean.


"What happens is that with Nicolas do not we finish for human problems. After finalizing our relation to the two days we were conversing of the best. When there is a lot of on top pressure Nicolas is very complicated, but he is something that can work itself", commented Markus, who maintains a professional relation with the Ecuadorian Giovanni Lapentti.


The Argentine does not hide his aspirations to coach again al national tennis player. "Clear that I would like to work again with Nicolas. At this time perhaps we would not coincide for my responsibilities, but he is conversable. We finish at the moment just for damage not our relation and thus he was. 'Nico' is a player that can give a lot, but first we would have that to have a serious conversation to see what can we do together", he explained Markus.


Already has company


In every case, Massú already has who assess him in his return to the courts in two weeks. He is a matter of the Argentine Francisco Mastelli, who he works with the Peruvian Luis Horna. "Only he will accompany him in Wimbledon, nothing more. In England they will be Markus and Passos and there he will take advantage of to speak with the two to take a definition", the father he said and representative of the tennis player, Manuel Massú.

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 02:39 PM
I love the ignore feature - though I haven't had to use it yet here, I used it on a political board I used to belong to...lol! Don't know why she'd insult you - I've read a lot of your posts, and you know a lot about the game and are always polite.

And we should start a Clay Snobs Club! To the only surface that matters... ;)

Thanks for the kind words :hug: - I appreciate them. I guess she insults me because I can't stand Andy Roddick, or just because she's jealous that I go to lots of tournaments - she is not the only one that does it anyway. Frankly it doesn't bother me - but as I would rather not be sworn at and insulted by people I have never met, the IGNORE button is an excellent feature!!!

Thanks for posting the article about Markus by the way - wonder what will happen?

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 02:59 PM
Thanks for the kind words :hug: - I appreciate them. I guess she insults me because I can't stand Andy Roddick, and also because she is jealous that I go to lots of tournaments and have met a lot of players on a more social level because I used to work in the media - she is not the only one that does it anyway. Frankly it doesn't bother me - but as I would rather not be sworn at and insulted by people I have never met, the IGNORE button is an excellent feature!!!

Thanks for posting the article about Markus by the way - wonder what will happen?

I'm jealous you go to all those tournaments to and meet a lot of players...but I still like you.... ;)

I'm getting nervous about the coaching situation. He is taking his time which is good. Would love to see him with Gaby again, but looks as if Gaby may be committed to Vince. Not sure if Larri can help Nico enough on hardcourts.\

I'm laughed at on the msn board for saying this all the time (actually its a never ending wish and hope that they have to put up with continuously over there ;) ), but the coaches from Spain are the best coaches in Europe and they have great fitness trainers. Would love to see my Nico think outside the box here and get someone from Spain.

Our poor boy has no luck at times...except for the Olympics....and all these neverending injuries starting from last fall But from what I hear, he's really happy right now and want him to continue that way with a good coach that he gets along with and feels comfortable with. Ditto with a fitness trainer.

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 03:09 PM
Hey Rosie! Well for the record I am jealous too ;) but I would never insult you for it :lol: And you never know we may meet up one day! Hubby has his sights set on heading to Bristol England in Feb 2006 ( I know why you say as the weather is most likely lousy?). There is a conference there that he would like to attend for his work. We would most bring our kids so would have to make it to London for sure. :D

Well February isn't the best time of year to visit England - but it would be great to meet up with you whatever the weather :hug: To be honest I am hoping that I will be in Marseille/Rotterdam for 2 weeks in February like I was this year, but David hasn't decided whether to play those two again yet, so we will have to wait and see.

Must say I am horrified by the concept of Gaby Markus working with Vince Spadea :eek: My views on "Evil Vince" are not to be repeated in polite company - Gaby could do much better.

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 03:19 PM
Must say I am horrified by the concept of Gaby Markus working with Vince Spadea :eek: My views on "Evil Vince" are not to be repeated in polite company - Gaby could do much better.

Oh no. And I was thinking that maybe Gaby could coach them both at the same time. That's not good if Vince is an "Evil Vince". No, my Nico needs to be with only nice people. Ditto Gaby. He's a nice guy too.

olimpo
06-10-2005, 03:34 PM
Oh no. And I was thinking that maybe Gaby could coach them both at the same time. That's not good if Vince is an "Evil Vince". No, my Nico needs to be with only nice people. Ditto Gaby. He's a nice guy too.

Didn’t you know about „Evil Vince“ NicoFan? That’s why I was a little bit shocked when I read your comment on your site that you want Nico to practice with Spadea. And I think I know exactly what Rosie can’t say about him in polite company ;)

Fergie
06-10-2005, 03:36 PM
Nico prefers an exclusive coach for him ... I like Gaby! ;)

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 03:40 PM
Didn’t you know about „Evil Vince“ NicoFan? That’s why I was a little bit shocked when I read your comment on your site that you want Nico to practice with Spadea. And I think I know exactly what Rosie can’t say about him in polite company ;)

I don't pay attention to any of the Americans except for James and a little of Andy (sorry Rosie, I don't mind Andy - don't love him, but don't mind him either). All I care about are my beloved clay court players.

All I know about Vince is from a show they had on him for The Tennis Channel - he was kind of different but funny so no didn't know he had a reputation as "Evil Vince".

I'll have to go over to the msn board and delete my post...lol!

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 03:44 PM
I deleted my post on msn...lol!

Like I said there, I really need to expand my knowledge of players outside of the players who speak spanish...

But then again...why? They are the only ones who count... ;)

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 03:46 PM
Didn’t you know about „Evil Vince“ NicoFan? That’s why I was a little bit shocked when I read your comment on your site that you want Nico to practice with Spadea. And I think I know exactly what Rosie can’t say about him in polite company ;)

BTW - if you have time, email me olimpo on why he's know as "Evil Vince" and why Rosie said that.... :)

Action Jackson
06-10-2005, 03:47 PM
Passos is available and Guga did well enough on hardcourts.

Action Jackson
06-10-2005, 03:48 PM
Spadea is an arse clown that is all anyone needs to know.

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 03:50 PM
Yes - our Nico really, really does NOT want to mix with "Evil Vince" - he is so unpopular on the circuit even the other American players don't want to know him. I am sure Olimpo will fill you in with the details - but for starters let's just say that his attitude to women leaves a lot to be desired....................... :devil:

olimpo
06-10-2005, 03:56 PM
Yes - our Nico really, really does NOT want to mix with "Evil Vince" - he is so unpopular on the circuit even the other American players don't want to know him. I am sure Olimpo will fill you in with the details - but for starters let's just say that his attitude to women leaves a lot to be desired....................... :devil:

Rosie, yes I'll fill in NicoFan but your comment is a good first point to give her an idea :lol: and I'll continue with details then :devil:

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 03:57 PM
Rosie, yes I'll fill in NicoFan but your comment is a good first point to give her an idea :lol: and I'll continue with details then :devil:

Poor Nico - she doesn't know what she has let herself in for :eek: .

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 04:07 PM
I'm so embarrassed here... :o ...I really only care about and know about my beloved spanish speaking players. And based on this, I don't want to know about these other players...though olimpo, yes, email me, because I'm curious now...and I'm a feminist so I'm sure that it will make me really mad... :mad:

And George - Larri would be good. And Guga always said Larri was like a father to him and Nico needs someone like that. Just worry that Larri won't be able to help Nico on hardcourts. Nico already is a great clay court player, he just needs confidence on the hardcourts. But Larri would take good care of him. See, I keep going back and forth on it.

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 04:13 PM
I would really like Gaby first, so hopefully whatever differences they had they can work out.

Me too - but if Gaby is coaching Vince, that won't work.

:sad:

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 04:34 PM
Well if Vince is a S**T why would Gaby won't to coach him if he has another taker?
And I will have to go back and read the article but I don't think it was a done deal either way. Wimbly can't come fast enough for me- to at least figure out the coaching aspect!

Well sometimes you can't choose who you work with can you - it can be a case of pure finances and economics. Gaby has a family to think of now - maybe Vince's offer was good - I don't know. But I didn't think it was a done deal either.

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 05:01 PM
Ok ignore my concerns/questions Rosie :D I just read the other forum! Guess it sounds like it was the tournie and nothing else. Good! Onto Wimbledon!

Yes - it is fun Sue, - and I wish I could come here more often too, but they are cracking down on what they called "unauthorised use of the Internet" in my office at the moment, so I have to be a bit careful during working hours, and when I'm at home there is just so much to do.

And thanks for your concerns about David - it's appreciated. And you are right in what you say - while it was the tournament that upset him in this instance, it is true to say that his Dad's death hit him very hard, and he is still very emotional and less likely to deal with extraneous things that he would have ignored or laughed off last year. It is almost 9 years since my Mother died, but I still get "bad" days when I hear a song on the radio or see something on TV and it reminds me of her and makes me cry - so it must be so hard for him, especially when you consider David's age, the fact that his Father had not been ill so the family had no time to prepare, and also the fact that David was there when it happened - he just needs time and patience.

Anyway - thanks again - and while I think of it - I'm going to have lunch with some friends at Stoke Park (where the exhibition is) tomorrow, so I'll try and find out if Nico is gong to be there like he was last year or not.

olimpo
06-10-2005, 05:43 PM
I'm going to have lunch with some friends at Stoke Park (where the exhibition is) tomorrow, so I'll try and find out if Nico is gong to be there like he was last year or not.

I read in a Chilean paper today that Fernando is going to play there again. I guess he's the replacement for Mardy Fish then.

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 06:23 PM
I read in a Chilean paper today that Fernando is going to play there again. I guess he's the replacement for Mardy Fish then.

I guess so - yes, but they actually need 8 players for the competition, and so far they only have 6, as Roddick and Henman are only playing one-off exhibition matches there and not the whole competition. The six are:-

Marat Safin, David Nalbandian, Joachim Johansson, Fernando Gonzalez, Greg Rusedski and Thomas Enqvist. They normally give a "wild card" to a young British player to given them a chance to play with the "stars", - so there is still room for one more ;)

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 06:36 PM
I want Nico to go too!

Hey Fergie - run over to Nico's house and let him know! :)

And he doesn't get any respect... :sad:

Well we respect him... :worship:

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 06:43 PM
If you go to http://theboodles.com/htm/ you will see that they do mention Nico being there last year - even thought they spell his name the English way!!!!

And - yes - I do like Stoke Park better than Queens - it's a completely different thing. For a start it's not just a snooty tennis club, - they play golf there, have a gym and a health/fitness club, the gardens are beautiful, there are some shops selling perfume, jewellery and other "essential" items ;) and there is a wonderful Hotel/Country Clubhouse there where you can have a drink or a really nice meal.

olimpo
06-10-2005, 07:00 PM
For a start it's not just a snooty tennis club, - they play golf there, have a gym and a health/fitness club, the gardens are beautiful, there are some shops selling perfume and other "essential" items ;) and there is a wonderful Hotel/Country Clubhouse there where you can have a drink or a really nice meal.

mmmh that sounds very nice and thanks for the info that there will be 8 players - didn't know that as I was away last year during that week and so couldn't follow it although Fernando was there.

And have a nice day tomorrow, Rosie :)

NicoFan
06-10-2005, 07:16 PM
It does sound nice....wish I could go with you Rosie!

NicoFan
06-12-2005, 02:02 PM
Nico is travelling tomorrow (Monday) to London!!!

Buena suerte NICO!!!

NicoFan
06-14-2005, 01:00 AM
All our chileans out there okay after the earthquake????

Fergie
06-14-2005, 01:41 AM
All our chileans out there okay after the earthquake????
I'm ok because I live far of Iquique ... I guess that the other guys here are ok too ;)

NicoFan
06-14-2005, 01:59 AM
Glad to see you Fergie! :) Hopefully Alonso will check in sometime tonight.

And see I have the Chilean flag now...whether the good people of Chile like it or not, I've made myself an honorary Chilena. ;)

Fergie
06-14-2005, 02:06 AM
And see I have the Chilean flag now...whether the good people of Chile like it or not, I've made myself an honorary Chilena. ;)
Your welcome like a chilean like us! :hug:

Alonso will be here soon, he lives more far than me of Iquique ;)

NicoFan
06-14-2005, 02:24 AM
Your welcome like a chilean like us! :hug:

Alonso will be here soon, he lives more far than me of Iquique ;)

Thank you Fergie... :hug:

I was born in the wrong country... :sad:

+alonso
06-14-2005, 03:19 AM
Me too :D i live far far away from iquique :D
thanks nico and fergie :p i'm ok but wow ! 8 dead people :eek:

*Ljubica*
06-14-2005, 09:37 AM
I just got up and heard about the earthquake :sad: I'm glad that everyone here is OK.

NicoFan
06-14-2005, 12:58 PM
Alonso - happy to see you! :)

I was just reading about it, and the northern part of Chile was hit hard along with Peru and Bolivia.

NicoFan
06-14-2005, 01:50 PM
Hey Rosie - Nico is travelling alone to Wimbledon. :sad: If you see him, let us know if he's okay. He says he's okay with it, but I don't like to see him by himself.

Sparko1030
06-14-2005, 06:15 PM
I've haven't been keeping up with the news much lately so reading this thread is the first I've heard of the earthquake. Glad to hear everyone here is OK. Hope the destruction isn't too bad but it doesn't sound like it. Will have to catch up.

NicoFan
06-14-2005, 06:22 PM
I shouldn't admit it Sparko but I only heard about it because I was watching the Breaking News yesterday on the Michael Jackson verdict :o and afterwards they had about the earthquake in Chile.

Then of course I was worried about Nico and everyone else in Chile.

+alonso
06-14-2005, 06:54 PM
Jejej thank for your concern :D

Viva Chile live in Concepcion .. far far away from iquique :D i think he's fine :D

Fergie
06-15-2005, 01:58 AM
Glad everyone we sort of know is ok! And isn't Garcia from Concepcion? ( i don't know how to spell it sorry for my ignorance)
Yeah, Adrian is from Concepcion too ;)

I was scared today because in my city I felt a small earthquake :eek: ... Thanks God all is ok here :)

NicoFan
06-15-2005, 03:51 AM
Yeah, Adrian is from Concepcion too ;)

I was scared today because in my city I felt a small earthquake :eek: ... Thanks God all is ok here :)

You poor girl...that is scary. :sad: I've only felt an earthquake once but I was sleeping so when I woke up, I thought I dreamed it but then heard about it on the radio. Everytime I go to California, I worry about it.

Fergie
06-15-2005, 04:45 AM
Fergie- don't worry. Was it an aftershock? You are in Vina yes?
Yes, I'm in Viña and I guess that was an aftershock, was little but all here are worried :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
06-15-2005, 10:13 AM
Yeah, Adrian is from Concepcion too ;)

I was scared today because in my city I felt a small earthquake :eek: ... Thanks God all is ok here :)

Glad you're OK Fergie :hug: I've never felt an earthquake - we don't get them here in Northern Europe - but I guess it must be terrifying. Take care.

Fergie
06-15-2005, 02:44 PM
Sadly here the little earthquake are normal :rolleyes:

Back in tennis: Seeds announced in Wimbledon: 29.- Nicolas Massu (CHI)

Now waiting for a good draw! ;)

NicoFan
06-15-2005, 03:16 PM
I hope he gets a good draw - no Popp, no Karlovic!!! Someone no one has ever heard of that is ranked 150 or more! And no Roger or Rafa or Andy...

NicoFan
06-16-2005, 01:10 PM
Good grief...Sargis again. This should be a match that he can win, but that's what I said at the US Open next year. Sargasian will be pumped because he and Nico really were at each other at the end of the match last year. But then again, Nico might be pumped for a little revenge (por favor).

:crying2:

NicoFan
06-16-2005, 01:13 PM
Here's the entire draw:

R.Federer (1) vs P-H.Mathieu
I.Minar vs M.Tabara
J.Goodall vs A.Di Mauro
J.Benneteau vs N.Kiefer (25)
J.Ferrero (23) vs Q.
T.Enqvist vs H-T.Lee
F.Mayer vs S.Ventura
F.Verdasco vs T.Robredo (13)

J.Johansson (11) vs A.Montanes
A.Martin vs G.Rusedski
J.Acasuso vs T.Zib
A.Mackin vs F.Gonzalez (21)
M.Youzhny (31) vs M.Baghdatis
O.Hernandez vs J-R.Lisnard
J.Bjorkman vs Q.
S.Draper vs N.Davydenko (8)

L.Hewiit (3) vs C.Rochus
J.Hernych vs J.Blake
Q. vs Q.
S.Sargsian vs N.Massu (29)
T.Dent (24) vs Q.
K.Kim vs A.Bogdanovic
Q. vs T.Berdych
L.Burgsmuller vs M.Puerta (16)

M.Ancic (10) vs Q.
Q. S.Koubek
G.Monfils vs O.Rochus
C.Saulnier vs D.Hrbaty (22)
F.Lopez (26) vs B.Phau
D.Sherwood vs R.Mello
K.Beck vs M.Philippoussis
P.Srichaphan vs M.Safin (5)

G.Canas (7) vs Q.
M.Mirnyi vs R.Schuettler
S.Wawrinka vs F.Santoro
P.Wessels vs J.Novak (28)
T.Haas (19) vs J.Tipsarevic
Q. vs Q.
A.Pavel vs Q.
B.Ulihrach vs T.Johansson (12)

R.Stepanek (14) vs R.Ginepri
A.Murray vs Q.
K.Kucera vs L.Horna
R.Sluiter vs D.Nalbandian (18)
R.Gasquet (27) vs P.Kohlschreiber
S.Schalken vs P.Starace
F.Mantilla vs G.Muller
V.Spadea vs R.Nadal (4)

T.Henman (6) vs J.Nieminen
N.Almagro vs D.Tursunov
A.Popp vs J.Haehnel
W.Arthurs vs F.Volandri (32)
D.Ferrer (17) vs G.Garcia-Lopez
J.Monaco vs Q.
V.Hanescu vs K.Carlsen
M.Llodra vs S.Grosjean (9)

G.Coria (15) vs T.Behrend
J.Marray vs X.Malisse
A.Calatrava vs Q.
J.Melzer vs I.Ljubicic (20)
R.Soderling (30) vs I.Andreev
D.Sanguinetti vs Q.
Q. vs I.Karlovic
J.Vanek vs A.Roddick (2)

Fergie
06-17-2005, 02:14 AM
His draw sucks!!! :mad: ... Vamos Nico!!!

+alonso
06-17-2005, 04:02 AM
I want a reveeeenge :D :devil: let's go nico

how have you been nicofan , fergie, all :D ?

Sparko1030
06-17-2005, 06:36 AM
Perhaps this match will be a good time for Nico to show everyone that he has matured a bit. As the old saying goes revenge is a dish best served cold... :devil:

NicoFan
06-17-2005, 01:19 PM
Perhaps this match will be a good time for Nico to show everyone that he has matured a bit. As the old saying goes revenge is a dish best served cold... :devil:

I hope so...I really want to see him kick Sargsian's butt all over the court! :mad:

Alonso - doing great - left you a message on our Elitest Clay Court Snob board. :)

NicoFan
06-18-2005, 01:57 PM
If Nico beats Sargsian, and Adrian beats Gimelstob - they'll meet in the 2nd round. Poor Adrian. Poor Nico if somehow Adrian beat him, he would freak out.

Fergie
06-18-2005, 02:03 PM
Bad draw for both ... But would be great if the boys meets in the 2º round! ;)

Tricky_Forehand
06-18-2005, 11:32 PM
Didn't realize that Nico was going to go ahead and play....glad to see that he and Gonzo are going to play Doubles too :D

+alonso
06-18-2005, 11:35 PM
Vamos nico you can do it !!!! sargsian isnt your ghost !!! (only gasquet:lol: )

NicoFan
06-18-2005, 11:41 PM
Vamos nico you can do it !!!! sargsian isnt your ghost !!! (only gasquet:lol: )

Poor Nico, Gasquet does do it to him everytime... :sad:

But he can do it against Sargsian...definitely! Sargsian doesn't stand a chance... :p (I hope...lol!!!!!!!!!!!)

Hey Tennis724 - :wavey:

NicoFan
06-19-2005, 01:48 PM
Nico is playing tomorrow! Buena suerte Niquito!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Court 14 12.00 noon Start

1 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs. Nicolas Kiefer (GER)[25]

2 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) vs. Karolina Sprem CRO)[25]

3 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Sargis Sargsian (ARM) vs. Nicolas Massu (CHI)[29]

+alonso
06-19-2005, 06:00 PM
vamos nico :unsure:

*Ljubica*
06-19-2005, 07:29 PM
Sorry guys that I'll be working tomorrow so I won't be at the match - but I'll be wishing Nico luck from behind my computer screen at work, and I may see a bit of the match on TV when I get home (fingers crossed). Buena suerte Nico!

*Ljubica*
06-19-2005, 08:43 PM
In case no one had noticed, this thread is a CHEERING THREAD for Nico Massu at WImbledon - not a place for people who have never visited before to throw insults at other posters. I would like to keep this thread for the purpose Nico's fans created it- so VAMOS NICO - good luck tomorrow.

Memo to NicoFan, Fergie, Cobalt, Lt.Alonso and all the true Nico fans here. If my continuing presence here supporting our Nico is attracting trolls then I am happy to disappear and stop posting here so that you can support him in peace and tranquillity. I am sorry for any trouble this has caused to all of you that I consider to be my friends.

So again I say VAMOS Y BUENA SUERTE NICO - good luck at Wimby tomorrow.

+alonso
06-19-2005, 08:46 PM
:sad:

No fights please :sad:

Nico Rocks :rocker2: :lol:

*Ljubica*
06-19-2005, 08:51 PM
:sad:

No fights please :sad:

Nico Rocks :rocker2: :lol:

:hug:

NicoFan
06-19-2005, 10:49 PM
In case no one had noticed, this thread is a CHEERING THREAD for Nico Massu at WImbledon - not a place for people who have never visited before to throw insults at other posters. I would like to keep this thread for the purpose Nico's fans created it- so VAMOS NICO - good luck tomorrow.

Memo to NicoFan, Fergie, Cobalt, Lt.Alonso and all the true Nico fans here. If my continuing presence here supporting our Nico is attracting trolls then I am happy to disappear and stop posting here so that you can support him in peace and tranquillity. I am sorry for any trouble this has caused to all of you that I consider to be my friends.

So again I say VAMOS Y BUENA SUERTE NICO - good luck at Wimby tomorrow.


Rosie - you are definitely always welcome here! :hug:

Here's to peace, love, and harmony to the entire world... :angel:

And sorry Rosie that you have to go back to work...definitely sucks to have to work...I was at Wimbledon last year, and I've been ready to cry all weekend because I'm not there this year. Hopefully you'll see him on TV, and if he keeps winning maybe you can see him over the weekend.

Fergie
06-20-2005, 01:37 AM
You're always welcome here Rosie :hug: ... Thanks for support our boy since the start of this forum! :yeah:

And vamos Nico, time to win some matchs in grass! :yeah:

+alonso
06-20-2005, 02:40 AM
Yes Rosie ;) I already said it with all of my hugs to you :D

Tricky_Forehand
06-20-2005, 03:19 AM
Hey Tennis724 - :wavey:

:wavey:

And a :wavey: to Rosie as well :D

Doesn't look like there will be stateside coverage of Nico's match tomorrow :sad:

*Ljubica*
06-20-2005, 05:48 AM
Thanks to all my friends here :hug: and to the Mods for deleting the offending posts. If I get back from work early and the BBC are kind and show Nico's match, then I will defintely write a report of what I have seen. Can't promise though.

Sparko1030
06-20-2005, 07:26 AM
In case no one had noticed, this thread is a CHEERING THREAD for Nico Massu at WImbledon - not a place for people who have never visited before to throw insults at other posters. I would like to keep this thread for the purpose Nico's fans created it- so VAMOS NICO - good luck tomorrow.

Memo to NicoFan, Fergie, Cobalt, Lt.Alonso and all the true Nico fans here. If my continuing presence here supporting our Nico is attracting trolls then I am happy to disappear and stop posting here so that you can support him in peace and tranquillity. I am sorry for any trouble this has caused to all of you that I consider to be my friends.

So again I say VAMOS Y BUENA SUERTE NICO - good luck at Wimby tomorrow.


Rosie, I have been gone all weekend and don't know what the person posted but you have my full support. I love reading you're informative posts and it would be a shame if this one poster could chase you away.

Sparko1030
06-20-2005, 07:32 AM
:worship: Revancha! Man you are such a late owl!

:cuckoo: I know I'm a bit crazy!

And Vamos to Nico tomorrow!!! (today actually I guess!)

*Ljubica*
06-20-2005, 12:40 PM
Rosie, I have been gone all weekend and don't know what the person posted but you have my full support. I love reading you're informative posts and it would be a shame if this one poster could chase you away.


Thank you so much - I really appreciate your words :hug: .

NicoFan
06-20-2005, 07:07 PM
NICO won the first set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7-6 (6)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:bigclap: :woohoo: :banana:

Tricky_Forehand
06-20-2005, 07:07 PM
Vamos Nico!!! 1st set: 7-6(7) :bounce: :bounce:

If the match continues at this pace...they may not finish tonight.

NicoFan
06-20-2005, 07:52 PM
I know I'm worried about that too.

But he got the 2nd set 6-3.

Vamos...finish him off in the 3rd set NICO!

Don't want this to go over to tomorrow.

Tricky_Forehand
06-20-2005, 07:53 PM
He saved BPs and it took a couple of SPs but only 1 more set to go. Easier said than done though :p.

VAMOS NICO!!!!

Tricky_Forehand
06-20-2005, 08:23 PM
Nico needs to hurry and win these last two games...

Tricky_Forehand
06-20-2005, 08:46 PM
6-4 in the 3rd!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

NicoFan
06-20-2005, 08:48 PM
GANO GANO GANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So proud of NICO - stayed calm, fought hard.

Sargsian was trying to play all sorts of head games calling 3 medical timeouts. Chair umpire should have done something. 2 were in the last set so he could try to delay the game maybe go into tomorrow.

Didn't work!!!!!!!!!!!!! :nerner:

:woohoo: :yippee: :hug: :bigclap: :bounce:

Tricky_Forehand
06-20-2005, 09:41 PM
Thanks for those extra details that you can't get off a SB :)

+alonso
06-20-2005, 11:24 PM
Wow !!! :bounce:

Let's Go Nicolas you won !!!!! I'm so freakin happy :D

Sparko1030
06-21-2005, 06:48 AM
:woohoo: Nico won! :woohoo:

Winning the match is great but what I think is even greater is that Nico didn't let Sarge's headgames get to him and he kept his emotions under control and therefore won the match. Very proud of our Nico today. :)

*Ljubica*
06-21-2005, 07:32 AM
Many congrats Nico :worship:

NicoFan
06-21-2005, 08:39 PM
Nico match for tomorrow - buena suerte NICO!

Court 14 12.00 noon Start

Justin Gimelstob (USA) vs. Nicolas Massu (CHI)[29]
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)[7]/Ai Sugiyama (JPN)[7]
vs. Erica Krauth (ARG)/Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN)
Mario Ancic (CRO)[10] vs. Danai Udomchoke (THA)
Antonella Serra Zanetti (ITA) vs. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)

Sparko1030
06-22-2005, 12:38 AM
Good luck Nico against Gimelstob! VAMOS!!!

+alonso
06-22-2005, 12:40 AM
Vamos Nicolas :unsure:

You can do it :D ill be so proud of you if you do it :D

Fergie
06-22-2005, 02:24 AM
Well done Nico and good luck tomorrow! :yeah:

NicoFan
06-22-2005, 03:21 AM
Buena suerte NICO! :bounce:

And we'll be proud of him win or lose...cuz he's our NICO... :worship:

Tricky_Forehand
06-22-2005, 03:22 AM
Hmmm...possible TV coverage? Hey, I can hope :angel:

+alonso
06-22-2005, 04:21 AM
Buena suerte NICO! :bounce:

And we'll be proud of him win or lose...cuz he's our NICO... :worship:


;) Totally yes ... this is what i meant in my post :D

*Ljubica*
06-22-2005, 06:30 AM
Good Luck Nico :) Sadly 12.00pm start means I will be at work, and recently they are clamping down on what they call "unauthorised use of the Internet during working hours" :devil: But I will definately be able to check up the scores in my lunch break. I am sure he will beat Gimelstob :)

+alonso
06-22-2005, 01:18 PM
3-6 First Set :sad:

3-2 now

NicoFan
06-22-2005, 01:22 PM
Come on NICO - you can do it!!!

NicoFan
06-22-2005, 01:36 PM
WON THE SECOND SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6-4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:bounce:

Sparko1030
06-22-2005, 04:31 PM
:tears: Well, our Nico lost. 3-6 6-4 6(5)-7 6(0)-7 :sobbing:

Very disapointing...and sad for Nico. But as always love ya Nico. And hugs to Nicofan and all his other fans feeling bad right now. :hug:

NicoFan
06-22-2005, 05:09 PM
Thanks Sparko - I feel so gutted that he lost, and totally am in shock. I don't understand how he could lose to someone like Gimelstob. If I was home, I would be crying my eyes out. I don't understand. I didn't even pay attention to this match that much because I thought it would be a slam dunk.

*Ljubica*
06-22-2005, 05:20 PM
Don't be too sad Nico :hug: Of course it is sad that Nico lost to Gimelstob of all people :devil: - but remember this is grass and anything can happen. It is a weird surface that gives us strange results (like Karlovic beating Hewitt at Queens) - the most talented player doesn't always win in my opinion - just the biggest, heaviest and strongest which is why I hate grass so much. So let's just move on to the great clay court tourneys of the European Summer - plus Nico is still in doubles with Feña :)

NicoFan
06-22-2005, 05:39 PM
Don't be too sad Nico :hug: Of course it is sad that Nico lost to Gimelstob of all people :devil: - but remember this is grass and anything can happen. It is a weird surface that gives us strange results (like Karlovic beating Hewitt at Queens) - the most talented player doesn't always win in my opinion - just the biggest, heaviest and strongest which is why I hate grass so much. So let's just move on to the great clay court tourneys of the European Summer - plus Nico is still in doubles with Feña :)

So true Rosie, and thanks.

I just want Nico to be happy, and I've seen him when he loses, and he always looks so sad and dazed even the next day, especially in a match he should have won on paper, and I know he's probably so sad now. When you see him like that, I just want to give him a hug... :hug:

Yes, on to clay - let's get him out of that yucky grass place... :mad:

To be honest, I don't even care what happens in doubles or the tournament....just want Gstaad to start and to see Nico win again. :sad:

NicoFan
06-22-2005, 07:35 PM
An interview with Nico on Radio Cooperativa.

Poor sweetie... :sad:

The second national racquet, who said goodbye to Wimbledon this Wednesday, indicated that still lacks "force, velocity and confidence" in his play.


After falling in the second patrols of Wimbledon before the American one Justin Gimelstob (123º of the ATP) for 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (0), the Chilean tennis player Nicolas Massú (29º) indicated this Wednesday that still him "lack a lot" in his search by improving his level tenístico.


"I believe that he I lack me to a lot still. Today (Wednesday) was shown that I did not have the sufficient force, velocity and confidence, what I need to win these matches", commented the Chilean, who added that lacked him "ease" in the key instances of the comparison.


Massú insisted that itself felt in agreement with its play in no instant of the match set against Gimelstob, but al was consoled to indicate that has to improve.


"I have to be the enough thing man as to confront that I have to improve and to do it possible the best", said.


"For me is not easy to lose against people to which in normal circumstances should win. But now I have more experience and I know to react to the routs", added.


The national tennis player also referred al case of positive doping of the Argentine Guillermo Canes: "I hope it is not something very bad for him. I am enough friend of 'Willy'. It is one of my better friends of the circuit and we coach a lot of together time".


Massú admitted that he there was "listened rumors", but that did not know that it was a matter of Canes.


"I hope he be something that can be solved soon. Guillermo is a fighter and a person that has passed the enough badly", completed. (EFE)

Sue
06-22-2005, 11:00 PM
Sorry that Nico lost today .....but here's a couple of photos I took of him on Monday at Wimby....
http://img91.echo.cx/img91/2730/photo18164pv.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img91.echo.cx/img91/6738/photo20186ip.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

NicoFan
06-22-2005, 11:52 PM
Oh very nice Sue!

Love it when he pulls his shirt up! lol!

And his eyes look so nice in the first one!

Gracias... :-)

Fergie
06-23-2005, 02:17 AM
Great pics Sue, thanks :hug:

Poor Nico ... I saw part of the match and he played some great points and still lost :sad:

+alonso
06-23-2005, 02:29 AM
Thanks Sue :hug:

Oh yes, Poor nico he really needs to play more and get some confidence :sad:

Tricky_Forehand
06-23-2005, 03:51 AM
They showed a little of this match on ESPN and, like Rosie said, this shitty surface doesn't always reward the better player overall.

I do hope that he and Gonzo can go far in the Doubles though :D

NicoFan
06-23-2005, 01:44 PM
I'm the only one that wants the boys to lose. I think Nico needs to get over to Europe and get back on the clay - he has so many points to defend on the clay this summer - playing doubles on grass won't help him.

I would like to see him get with the other clay players and just practice 7-8 hours a day, 7 days a week so he's ready. Lots of the good clay players either didn't play Wimbledon or are out (Coria, Gaston, Puerta).

NicoFan
06-23-2005, 04:22 PM
Changed my mind...want them to win! lol!

Up 2 sets to 1 - one more chilenos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NicoFan
06-23-2005, 05:39 PM
The boys won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:banana: :banana: :banana:

I guess clay will have to wait...which is kind of sad because Nico really really really has to do well this summer clay season. Get his ranking back up.

Tricky_Forehand
06-23-2005, 06:27 PM
:bounce: :bounce: to the boys for winning their match

Tricky_Forehand
06-23-2005, 06:29 PM
I would like to see him get with the other clay players and just practice 7-8 hours a day, 7 days a week so he's ready. Lots of the good clay players either didn't play Wimbledon or are out (Coria, Gaston, Puerta).

:eek: Um...don't you want him to have a life?!?!

Fergie
06-23-2005, 06:56 PM
Well done boys! :bounce:

NicoFan
06-23-2005, 07:15 PM
:eek: Um...don't you want him to have a life?!?!

lol! After I read it, I thought people will think I'm a big mean person.

But he was out most of the beginning of the season and couldn't practice, and then he just took 2 weeks off before Wimbledon and really didn't practice much - did the TV thing in Chile where he was on every show.

I think - and I'm speculating based on what he has said - that coming back was a lot tougher than he thought. I think that he thought that he would start doing better much more quickly. And I think he got very very discouraged about it. I think going back to Chile before Wimbledon, he just wanted to get away from everything. But based on what he said yesterday, he said that he has to confront improving again. Again though, I'm speculating.

And the only way for him to improve again is by working hard and getting back on court - and getting in match time.

So he knows, and I was just saying with him that its time for him to work through his problems on court - which he is usually good about...he loves working out and is a super hard worker. He'll do it!!!!!!!!!!! And he'll be fine during the summer clay season. They said he played very well yesterday - it was just the surface and Gimelstob's serve that did him in.

Sparko1030
06-23-2005, 07:46 PM
Changed my mind...want them to win! lol!

Up 2 sets to 1 - one more chilenos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: I have to admit I got a chuckle out of that Nicofan! How can one hope for their favs to loose even when it might be for their own good? Anyway, I'm glad they won too even though I see your point.

*Ljubica*
06-24-2005, 01:41 PM
:lol: I have to admit I got a chuckle out of that Nicofan! How can one hope for their favs to loose even when it might be for their own good? Anyway, I'm glad they won too even though I see your point.

Made me laugh too - though I do see what Nico means. Actually Gimelstob is doing pretty well against Hewitt at the moment (I'm watching on TV), so he is a good player on the ghastly grass! Mind you, David is still in the singles here and doing well, so I shouldn't hate grass too much. Btw Coria is still in the tourney - he beat Malisse in 5 sets yesterday.

Sparko1030
06-24-2005, 02:28 PM
Made me laugh too - though I do see what Nico means. Actually Gimelstob is doing pretty well against Hewitt at the moment (I'm watching on TV), so he is a good player on the ghastly grass! Mind you, David is still in the singles here and doing well, so I shouldn't hate grass too much. Btw Coria is still in the tourney - he beat Malisse in 5 sets yesterday.


They're showing the Hewitt/Gimelstob match on ESPN now and there is some solace seeing him play Hewitt tough too. Can't help but think it should be Nico there tho...And good luck to David!!! I'm fairly new to tennis but I remember David playing Fernando at the Oz Open and being impressed with him.

NicoFan
06-24-2005, 03:22 PM
I'm thinking the same thing too Sparko - should have been our Niquito... :sad:

But happy for David!

And Feli!

Two of my spanish speaking players doing well on grass... very :cool:

NicoFan
06-24-2005, 03:22 PM
And Coria...how can I forget Guille!!

NicoFan
06-24-2005, 03:23 PM
And JC - how can I forget JC! lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Ljubica*
06-24-2005, 04:05 PM
David is one of the few Spanish speaking players who actually prefers grass and hard courts to clay :eek: His parents owned hard courts in the town where he grew up so he was brought up playing on them - he loves the nasty, slippery green stuff so it's the only thing that makes Wimbledon bearable for me :) And actually I would prefer to forget Coria (he is my least favourite player on the entire ATP tour :devil: ) but it IS nice to see JCF, Feli Lopez and Feña still in the tourney!

NicoFan
06-24-2005, 04:10 PM
I know - no one likes Guille.

But I give him the benefit of the doubt despite his behavior. The lovely Carla has obviously found something good in him so I figure its buried down deep there somewhere inside of him... ;) Maybe he'll mature on of these days so the rest of us can see it too.

*Ljubica*
06-24-2005, 04:19 PM
I know - no one likes Guille.

But I give him the benefit of the doubt despite his behavior. The lovely Carla has obviously found something good in him so I figure its buried down deep there somewhere inside of him... ;) Maybe he'll mature on of these days so the rest of us can see it too.

If I say too much about the Weasel here then it will attract the vile trolls back onto this Forum and none of us want that, - so let's just say - Carla is a lovely lady and whatever is buried inside him is buried VERY deep :devil:

NicoFan
06-24-2005, 04:27 PM
If I say too much about the Weasel here then it will attract the vile trolls back onto this Forum and none of us want that, - so let's just say - Carla is a lovely lady and whatever is buried inside him is buried VERY deep :devil:

lol! We will leave it at that, because no, we don't want the trolls back...

And Carla is lovely. I hope Nico can find someone nice like that.